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MAP #: 276L7

CARTOGRAPHER : LOTTER, MATTHEW ALBERT

DATE: 1776

SHORT TITLE : CARTE NOUVELLE DE L'AMERIQUE ANGLOISE

REMAINING TITLE & ID : CONTENANT TOUT CE QUE LES ANGLOIS POSSEDENT SUR LE CONTINENT DE L'AMERIQUE SEPTENTRIONALE SAVOIR LE CANADA, LA NOUVELLE ECOSSE OU ACADIE, LES TREIZE PROVINCES UNIES QUI SONT: LES QUATRES COLONIES DE LA NOUVELLE ANGLETERRE 1. NEW HAMPSHIRE, 2. MASSACHUSETSBAYE, 3. RHODE-ISLAND, & 4. CONECTICUT, 5. LA NOUVELLE YORK, 6. NOUVELLE JERSEY, 7. PENSILVANIE, 8. LES COMTES DE NEW CASTLE KENT ET SUSSEX SUR LA DELAWARE, 9. MARILAND, 10. VIRGINIE, 11. LA CAROLINE SEPTENTRIONALE, 12. LA CAROLINE MERIDIONALE ET 13. GEORGIE: AVEC LA FLORIDE. GRAREE EXACTEMENT D'APRES LES DETERMINATIONS GEOGRAPHIQUES DERNIEREMENT FAITES PAR MATTHIEU ALBERT LOTTER A AUGSBOURG. (CARTOUCHE, BOTTOM RIGHT CORNER, WHICH IS TOPPED WITH THE ENGLISH ROYAL ESCUTCHEON). LONGITUDE (POSSIBLY EAST FROM FERRO, TOP AND BOTTOM BORDERS). LATITUDE (RIGHT AND LEFT BORDERS).


DATE OF PUBLICATION : S1776?
PLACE OF PUBLICATION : AUGSBURG
PUBLISHER : TOBIAS CONRAD LOTTER
LANGUAGE(S) : FR
SIZE (HEIGHT X WIDTH) : 59.9 X 48.8 CM.
SIZE - OTHER DATA : 65.3 X 53.4 CM. OM
SCALE - (RF) 1: : 3,500,000
SCALE - OTHER DATA : 12.3 CM. = 100 LIEUES
LIB. OF CONGRESS # : G3300 1776 .L6
Md. HALL OF RECORDS # 1 : MSA SC1399-62
HUNTINGFIELD ACQ. # 1 : BB023-U2
REGION CATEGORY : THIS MAP IS NOT IMPORTANT TO A MD/CHESAPEAKE COLLECTION (9)
SPECIAL CATEGORY(IES) :
# SHEETS TO MAP : 1
MAP ORIENTATION : N IS AT THE TOP OF THE MAP.
RELIEF SHOWN ? : YES
HYDROGRAPHIC DATA : SHOALS ARE SHOWN BY DOTTED LINES.
CARTOUCHE : AUGMENTED PLASTERWORK (16)
BORDER : GEOGRAPHICALLY FUNCTIONAL (8)
PRIME MERIDIAN(S) : PROBABLY FERRO (22)
SEE ALSO MAP #s : -
BEST INFO SOURCE : ALL BIBLIOGRAPHICAL REFS. CITED ARE HELPFUL.
DESCRIPTION : THIS MAP COVERS FROM JAMES BAY, CANADA TO NORTHERN FLORIDA AND FROM NEWFOUNDLAND TO LAKE MICHIGAN. AS SUCH, ITS SCALE IS TOO SMALL TO BE OF MUCH INTEREST IN A MARYLAND COLLECTION. IT APPEARS AS MAP # 93 IN ATLAS GEOGRAPHIQUE DE CENT ET HUIT CARTES GENERALES ET SPECIALES PAR LES GEOGRAPHES TOBIE CONRAD LOTTER, MATTHIEU SEUTTER, ET JAN-MICHAEL PROBST, A AUGSBURG, ET LES HERITIERS DE HOMAN A NURNBERG, 107 COL. MAPS, FOL., NURNBERG, 1778.

ALL THE STATES ARE SHOWN VERY MISSHAPEN. MARYLAND IS DEPICTED AS INCLUDING ONLY THE WESTERN SHORE, WITH THE BOUNDARY WITH PENNSYLVANIA NOT BEING A STRAIGHT LINE (EVEN THOUGH THE MASON-DIXON LINE HAD BEEN COMPLETED) AND NOT EXTENDING FAR ENOUGH WEST. THE ENTIRE PRESENTATION GIVES THE APPEARANCE OF PRESENTING A FRENCH VIEW OF ENGLISH AMERICA.

THE ONLY THING NOTEWORTHY ABOUT THIS MAP IS THAT THIS IS THOUGHT TO BE THE FIRST MAP TO BE COLOR CODED IN THE CARTOUCHE TO CORRESPOND TO THE COLORING IN THE MAP ITSELF.

THERE IS SOME QUESTION ON THE DATING OF THIS MAP. DEALERS' CATALOGS LIST IT VARIOUSLY FROM 1770 TO CA. 1777. PHILLIPS MAPS HAS A DATE OF "1776?". WE HAVE USED THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS DATE.

DATA IS FROM PHILLIPS, SELLERS & VAN EE, AND FROM OBSERVATION OF THE COPY IN THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION.

EDITION & STATE INFO : ONLY A SINGLE EDITION AND STATE IS KNOWN TO THE WRITER.

HFC OWNERSHIP DATA : THE HUNTINGFIELD COLLECTION HAS A GOOD COPY OF THIS MAP IN A COMBINATION OF FULL AND OUTLINE COLORING, WITH A SMALL TEAR IN THE TOP MARGIN THAT HAS BEEN REPAIRED. IT HAS AN ACQ. # OF BB023-U2 AND A MDHR # OF MSA SC1399- 62.

BIBLIGRAPHICAL REFS. : PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF MAPS OF AMERICA IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, NEW YORK: BURT FRANKLIN, UNDATED REPRINT OF A 1901 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION: 588; PHILLIPS, PHILIP LEE, A LIST OF GEOGRAPHICAL ATLASES IN THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, AMSTERDAM: THEATRVM ORBIS TERRARVM, LTD., 1971 REPRINT OF A 1909 LIBRARY OF CONGRESS PUBLICATION: III, # 3517, MAP # 93; SELLERS, JOHN R. & PATRICIA MOLEN VAN EE, MAPS AND CHARTS OF NORTH AMERICA AND THE WEST INDIES 1750-1789, WASHINGTON: LIBRARY OF CONGRESS, 1981: 31, # 141.

March 8, 1991


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